Patriotic concert to aid SHHS ROTC instructor

Sue Guinn Legg • Oct 17, 2013 at 8:33 AM

The Science Hill High School choir, band, orchestra and drama departments, along with the school’s ROTC unit, will present a patriotic concert to benefit ROTC instructor Sgt. 1st Class John Rosselot Monday evening in the school auditorium.The concert will begin at 7 and feature a variety of patriotic music and readings. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the auditorium box office beginning at 6:15. All proceeds will be used to assist Rosselot as he battles a severe illness.An Ohio native, Rosselot retired from the Army after 22 years of active service that included assignments in Germany, Fort Riley, Kan., and Detroit, where he served as a recruiter. In 1993, Rosselot moved to Johnson City where he was a recruiting station commander before joining the ROTC staff at Science Hill in 1997.His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, six Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Ribbon and three awards of the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.“Of course we want to have a full house and we invite everyone to come join us for this wonderful evening of music to benefit Sgt. Rosselot,” SHHS Choral Director June Oaks said.Local bakers and their fans are invited to join the fight against cancer at the second annual Battle Of The Batter cupcake competition Sunday afternoon at The Charles in downtown Johnson City.In addition to two tiers of tasty competition among professional and home bakers from across Northeast Tennessee, the event will feature an Earth Fare Milk Bar, live entertainment, door prizes and an opportunity to join in the judging.The categories of competition include best ACS 100th Birthday Inspired Cupcake, Best Filled Cupcake, Best Around The World Cupcake of ethnic flavor, Most Creative Fall or Halloween Inspired Cupcake, Best Alcohol Inspired Cupcake and Best Alternative Cupcake of vegan and gluten-free makings.A panel of judges made up of professional chefs and local TV and radio personalities has been enlisted to judge the professional bakers while the home bakers’ creations will be taste tested and judged by the event’s guests.Tickets are $15 and include six professionally baked cupcakes of the guest’s choice. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society to help provide local patient services and support cancer research and preventive educational programs.Advance tickets, registration forms and more information are available online at www.ACSBattleOfTheBatter.org or may be obtained by calling the American Cancer Society office in Johnson City at 975-0635.Ruby Tuesday has joined the communitywide fundraising campaign under way to help the nonprofit One Acre Cafe through its first six months of operation.On Friday or Saturday, Ruby Tuesday will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from every order made by customers who mention One Acre Cafe, “A Community Restaurant for Everyone.” Part of the One World Everyone Eats program, the farm to table cafe will feature locally produced foods and products and will allow everyone an opportunity to eat regardless of their ability to pay, to volunteer and to contribute to its work to end hunger in the local community.Located at 603 W. Walnut St., the cafe is planning for a soft opening later this month. For those who wish to help, tax-deductible donations may be made through the Pay Pal link at the One Acre Cafe Facebook page or by mail to One Acre Cafe, P.O. Box 3411, Johnson City, TN 37602. All donations received before Oct. 31, will be matched up to a total of $10,000.For more information visit oneACREcafe.org or contact Jan Orchard at 833-8033 or [email protected], or Michelle Watts at 218-7900 or [email protected] there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at [email protected], P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605 1717 or 929-3111, ext. 335.

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